7 Bone Reasons You Should Pay Attention to This…
Here is some ACTION-packed information for you today – and it has to do with making sure your body is ready for an action-packed life with solid bones!
And by action, I mean enjoying outdoor activities, having fun with family or friends, sports, adventures, and being able to EASILY go through your daily activities – without worrying if you are going to fall and with energy to spare!
Having strong muscles pulling on your bones, makes each one of those things easier by improving your balance and overall confidence.
PLUS having a good base of muscle actually benefits your overall health.
I can’t think of many activities that give you more value for your investment than your workouts!
7 Surprising Reasons Your Muscles Matter
1. It’s good for your joints AND your bones.
Your joints: regular exercise that strengthens the muscles around your joints can help them move better and be less painful.
Your bones: weight-bearing exercises that challenge your bones, can help you build your bones and keep them strong as you age.
2. They keep you STRONG.
Muscles power all of your activities – from going bowling to gardening to walking up the stairs to strolling the beach or playing with your grandchildren.
(I recently drove a small motorcycle alongside my son and granddaughter with no hesitation!)
But you need to work them on a regular basis to keep them strong. Plus, if you don’t, you’ll start to lose muscle mass at the age of 30 … and the rate just increases as you get older.
3. Muscle helps you burn more calories.
Not just while you’re being active, but round the clock. Studies show that 10 pounds of muscle burn 50 calories in a day, while 10 pounds of fat burns just 20 calories.
It might not seem like a lot, but over time, this really adds up. Obesity is linked with a long list of chronic and deadly diseases.
4. It’s good for your mood and self-esteem.
When you have strong, balanced muscles, you usually have better posture. And better posture is correlated with better moods and more confidence!
5. Muscle helps your body manage your blood sugar.
When you work out, your muscles use more glucose, which is the sugar in your bloodstream. Over time, this can lower your blood sugar levels.
PLUS … it also helps your body improve how it uses insulin. This can help ward off metabolic issues and diabetes.
6. It keeps you alive. Your heart is a muscle, after all!
Exercise strengthens your heart muscle, helps with weight control, and helps prevent damage to your arteries caused by high cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood pressure.
7. It improves your quality of LIFE.
It can give you the energy and strength to be active and try new things!
Personally, when I’m tempted to skip a workout (yes, that happens to me sometimes, too!) …
I just think about ALL of the reasons not to. Those always seem to outweigh my resistance at the moment.
At WakeUp Health, we design programs to help our clients to reach their goals and live their best possible lives. Remember, you can always email me here to book a 30-minute free call if you have questions!
To your bones,
Ciely Ti Gray